Canadian “Baywatch” export, Pamela Anderson has been named People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)’s Person of the Year for 2010. This past few years, the vegetarian spoke about the cause at the U.K.’s prestigious Oxford University, posed for pictures with her body painted in butcher markings, and filmed a TV commercial where she strip-searches plane passengers for hidden furs and pelts (a banned commercial for being to racy). It’s great to see someone using their celebrity status for such a good cause.
A PETA spokeswoman explains, “For years, Anderson has been penning letters and posing in ads for PETA U.K.’s American affiliate in order to raise awareness of cruelty to animals and demonstrate how easy it is to avoid contributing to animal suffering.”
Check out Pamela Anderson’s strip search commercial if you haven’t seen it before.